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Feb 4, 2013 4:00am PST
new momentum to automakers. ford, gm and chrysler all sold more cars and trucks. chrysler had its best january in 5 years, with a 16% jump. ford's sales rose 22% from last year, its best january since '06, and gm's sales topped 16%. its estmated that total auto sales hit 15.5 million last month. foreign brands helped that number. sales at toyota jumped a whopping 27% in january. and volkswagen celebrated its best january since 1974 - a 6.7% increase. demand for the accord helped the numbers at honda. demand for the model pushed sales up 12.7% consumer reports is out with its list of best car brands. toyota, ford, honda and chevrolet rank as the top brands with best consumer perception. motorists judged the automakers based on safety, value, performance, design, technology and environmental friendliness. it was a major plus for toyota to top the list, considering its recall issues past and present. fourth-quarter earnings wrapped up with a mixed bag of results for mattel, exxon, and tyson. mattel's profits dropped 17%, hit by a litigation charge earlier in the year. sales were up i
Feb 5, 2013 1:00pm PST
. >>> it's built ford tough, but it's not built to fly. >> maybe 60 feet, come crashing down. >> the story behind one rough landing. >> holy. >> plus the tuesday buzz word for your chance at a new ipad mini, and ever wonder what would happen if somebody combined the cinnamon challenge with pepper spray? >> ah! >> wonder no more. >> can someone get the guy a glass of water? >> or a hose? >> or some commonsense. let's start there. >>> something described as a little love tap packed quite a punch when you see this video from the waters off the coast of maui. people doing whale watching on a canoe. >> oh. >> that's a humpback whale coming out of the water, breaking the surface, bumping their boat. watch it again. you can see the guy at front of the canoe, he gets airborne. >> whoa! he got in touch with the guy who posted this video, he said they were going whale watching, when they were on shore they were seeing a bunch of whales off in the distance. by the time they got out there, they weren't seeing anything. i think they got their money's worth. they got an up close and personal encou
Feb 1, 2013 1:00pm PST
large vehicles like trucks, because we've seen it in smaller vehicles. ford has had it in their suvs for a couple of years. >> and volvo is not taking this out of the equation. here's how it actually works. >> if there is no reaction from the driver, the display started to flash. if still no reaction from the driver, the truck's brakes are applied with a low braking force. finally, if still no reaction from the drive sir detected, an emergency full braking is performed. >> the real world test at the volvo test track. you can see a car up ahead moving now. watch what happens when the truck behind does not respond to the vehicle slowing down. [ beeper ] >> what? that is amazing, though. in a real situation without that technology that core could have been a crushed can. >> in europe, emergency systems will be required by law by 2015. you'll see a lot of this stuff there and hopefully it will trickle in. >>> best cat toy ever. ♪ ♪ >>> i think we can all agree the worst part of working out is working out. >> yeah. definitely. >> we should get all the benefits of a great cardio and mu
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